Honor Our Troops, El Dorado County, California

Service Scholarship

Sponsored By: El Dorado County of Realtors (EDCAR)

Administered By: American Legion Post #119, El Dorado County

The American Legion was formed after WWI by an Act of Congress and is made up of veterans, men and women, who served during war. The American Legion Post #119 of El Dorado County is a patriotic group involved in local youth activities, veterans service, and community affairs since the 1920’s.

The El Dorado County Association of Realtors (EDCAR) supports its members with information, education, products & services, enhances their ability to protect & preserve our community’s private property rights & conducts their business with integrity & professionalism, through knowledge, experience, leadership & commitment. The EDCAR Honor Our Troops Committee was formed in 2002 to support our military service people serving in the war zones who are from El Dorado County or have family members in El Dorado County.

Scholarship Requirements:

  1. Must currently reside and show proof of residence in El Dorado County or have a family member who resides in EDC.
  2. Must submit a completed “Honor Our Troops Scholarship” application to the Career Center at Folsom Lake College. Application to include the following:
    1. Full legal name, birth date, and contact information (address, phone number, and email)
    2. Must submit or provide proof of service (DD 214) in the military.
      1. Those having served in the region of the Middle East area will have priority. Example: Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Afghanistan, Balkans, Decisive Endeavour, Operation Joint Forge, and/or other NATO operations. This includes service in the Marines, Navy, Army, Coast Guard, and Air Force.
      2. As of April 2016 we are opening this up to any service member who is from El Dorado County or has family members in El Dorado County, with the provision that war zone veterans will have priority.
      3. We also will open this up to children of veterans who are from El Dorado County or have family members in El Dorado County, with the same provision as above.
    3. Must provide a short written history of your service as a military veteran, branch of service, timeline, etc.
    4. Must provide a statement of career aspirations and goals (no less than 300-500 words)
    5. Must submit two (2) letters of recommendation (ex: teachers, co-workers, service comrades, etc. Please no family members)
    6. Must submit a copy of current student registration from your School of choice showing course load of required units or more (see below for summer and fall unit requirements)
    7. g. Must provide college transcripts to prove a maintained GPA of at least 2.0 or better

Scholarship Info:
Each semester the number of scholarships will be re-evaluated based upon the available funds. Scholarship monies will be given upon proof of registration. Scholarship money are to be used towards college registration, books, transportation, etc. All completed applications scholarships must be received by the Career Center at Folsom Lake College. However, these funds can be used for any college, university or career training school.

Please contact Sam Bradley at wmsam_bradley@hotmail.com or call (530) 306-1070